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Lashkar terrorist killed in encounter
The scene at the site of the encounterNew Delhi, May 22
The Delhi Police Special Cell today gunned down a terrorist of the banned militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba, in an encounter at Deenpur village in the Najafgarh area in the wee hours. The police also seized an AK-47, four magazines, 92 live rounds and six hand grenades from his hideout. 

The scene at the site of the encounter in Deenpur village in Najafgarh. — Tribune Photo

DDA scam: Yet another judge wriggles out
New Delhi, May 22
For the third time in a week, a Delhi High Court judge declined to hear the bail pleas of three key accused in the DDA land scam. After Justices RC Chopra and BN Chaturvedi had refused to deal with the petitions on May 16 and 20, respectively, Justice OP Dwivedi today declined to hear the applications.

Businessman crushed to death
New Delhi, May 22
The North West district police have launched a massive hunt to trace the driver of a truck who sped away after crushing Rajinder Singh Josh, a local businessman, to death near Peepul Thal in the Jehangirpuri area last night.

Boo! Producer and Director Ram Gopal Verma, who is in the Capital
Boo! Producer and Director Ram Gopal Verma, who is in the Capital to promote his forthcoming film "Bhoot." — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rs 1 cr trade tax evasion detected in raids
Noida, May 22
Trade tax sleuths have detected trade tax evasion of over Rs 1 crore from three sweetmeat sellers, four timber and plywood merchants, two hardware and sanitary goods sellers and one marble merchant as a result of raids organised by the Special Investigation Wing of the Noida Trade Tax Department in Rampur Beta-I market in Greater Noida.

Re 1 a day allowance for serving summons!
Sonepat, May 22
The hoary practice of shelling out a measly Rs 30 per month (a rupee a day) as bicycle allowance to process servers — who hand over the court summons — still persists in the courts of this district and elsewhere in Haryana.

Haze makes Delhiites bite the dust
Sars-hit Hong Kong or haze-hit New Delhi?New Delhi, May 22
For the second time this month Delhiites woke up to a sultry, dusty morning. A layer of dust descended on the Capital, disrupting normal life. While motorists found it difficult to negotiate the roads on account of poor visibility, others chose to stay inside their houses.
Sars-hit Hong Kong or haze-hit New Delhi? 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Headmaster, woman teacher roughed up
Mr Rishi Prakash, Headmaster of Indian Modern School, and a woman teacher, Ms Anita Devi, were roughed up by certain armed persons in the presence of the students in the classroom here yesterday.



Task cut out for new Faridabad Mayor
Faridabad, May 22
Although Faridabad has finally got a new Mayor, residents are apprehensive on whether he will he able to provide an answer to the complex civic problems faced by this prime industrial hub, already burgeoning with a population of about 15 lakh.

NDPL chief warns of power failures in coming days
New Delhi, May 22
The New Delhi Power Ltd, which last year took over electricity distribution in north and north-west districts of the Capital, today warned that power supply might be affected in the coming weeks following reduction in power generation.

Residents of substandard GDA flats have the jitters
Ghaziabad, May 22
People living in the GDA flats constructed under its residential scheme in Indirapuram are living under constant fear. The flats have been found to be constructed with substandard building materials so much so that they can’t withstand the tremors of an earthquake.

Computerised draw for allotment of plots
New Delhi, May 22
The Delhi Development Authority has decided to hold a computerised draw for the allotment of 589 alternative residential plots to farmers whose land had been acquired under the scheme of Large Scale Acquisition Development and Disposal of Land.

Union Finance Minister Jaswant Singh gives away the police medal for gallantry to a BSF personnel
Union Finance Minister Jaswant Singh gives away the police medal for gallantry to a BSF personnel at an investiture ceremony in the Capital.

Cantonment ‘not sealed’
: The Ministry of Defence today denied the “entire” Delhi Cantonment area was sealed. It said only security checks were being carried out based on intelligence inputs.

Anomalies in house tax notices anger residents
Sonepat, May 22
Discrepancies in house tax notices, the proposed annual increase in the tax and “negligent” attitude of the officials of the local municipal council continue to irritate the residents of this town, which has around 40,000 house tax payers.

Scheme to provide potable water in kitchens launched
Rohtak, May 22
The government has launched an ambitious project called “swajal dhara” to provide potable piped water in the kitchens of rural population. This canal-based water supply project will cost approximately Rs 25 lakh, 10 per cent of which would be contributed by the villagers.

Record production by Panipat refinery
Panipat, May 22
Indian Oil’s Panipat refinery processed a record 61 lakh tonnes of crude oil during the fiscal year, said Mr Rohit Bhardwaj, Executive Director, Panipat Refinery, while talking to the NCR Tribune here today.

Bus shelters built at inflated rates?
Bhiwani, May 22
Eight bus shelters constructed by Haryana Roadways in villages for the convenience of passengers are now subjected to an investigation as these have been allegedly built for an amount two to three times more than the prevailing market rates.

Motorists told to use Dhaula Kuan flyover
New Delhi, May 22
As the second phase of the Dhaula Kuan flyover has been completed the Delhi Traffic police has asked the motorists to use it for smooth flow of traffic in the area. Besides the flyover, one carriageway of Ring Road from Naraina towards Moti Bagh and two slip roads have also been opened for the general traffic. 

Woman dies in mysterious circumstances
Noida, May 22
A woman of Sadarpur Colony was reportedly died on Tuesday night in mysterious circumstances. Satya Prakash, originally from Agra, was married three years ago when he shifted to Noida for employment along with his wife, Rajeshwari. The couple had two kids but their penury often used to be a cause for marital discord.

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Woman choked to death for dowry
Sonepat, May 22
A woman, Neeraj, was reportedly strangulated to death by her in-laws for not bringing adequate dowry at Murthal village, about 8 km from here, last night. According to a report, the police sent the body for the post-mortem after registering a case of dowry death against her husband and four other members of her in-laws.

Bus ploughs through pedestrians, three killed
Ghaziabad, May 22
Two persons committed suicide in two different places while three persons, including a woman and her baby, were killed as a private bus ploughed through them. A private bus, being driven rashly, hit a motorcyclist from behind and crushed three pedestrians including a woman and her six-month-old child on Ambedkar Road.

LPG agency employee murdered
New Delhi, May 22
Three unidentified armed youths murdered an employee of an LPG agency and robbed a few thousands of rupees from the agency’s office run by a handicapped man in Bhajanpura area last night. The owner of the agency, Vijay Kumar Jain, and his driver Dinesh were also stabbed when they tried to raise an alarm.



MDU admission schedule
Rohtak, May 22
Maharshi Dayanand University has notified admission schedule for the session 2003-2004 for admission to under-graduate and post-graduate courses in the arts, science and commerce colleges affiliated to the university.


Creating waves in art is a family affair for them
Mr Albert Thibault, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, with wife Caroline Thibault at the launch of ‘Creative Waves’T
he Paharpur Business Centre Art Gallery is hosting a group show of paintings, ‘Creative Waves’, by Harbans Bhasin and his two sons — Sneh Bhasin and Satish Bhasin. According to critics, the deep involvement of the Bhasins as artists, creative arts designers and practitioners has left an indelible mark on the canvas of the Indian art world.
Mr Albert Thibault, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, with wife Caroline Thibault at the launch of ‘Creative Waves’ at Paharpur Business Centre.

Rekha MehraDANCE
She is all about abhinaya and rhythm 
in Kathak
ekha Mehra is a Kathak dancer who works with the traditional repertoire of this dance form and infuses it with modern sensibilities. Rekha began studying dance at the age of. The intrinsic talents of Rekha flourished under the great masters like Padmashri Uma Sharma and Pandit Tulsi Dev Prasad. Her performing career began when she was just eleven.

Rekha Mehra

Hampi temples come alive in devotee’s paintings
he Visual Art Gallery at the India Habitat Centre is hosting an exhibition of paintings of Balu Sadalge, an artist known for portraying on canvas the various temples of Hampi.


Sonnet storm past Malviya Club in Raghubir cricket
New Delhi, May 22
Sonnet Club crushed Malviya Club by eight wickets in the opening match of the 27th Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road on Thursday.

Delhi Olympic Association president Raj Chopra and national cricket selector Kirti Azad meeting players before the opening match of the Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground on Thursday.

DDA Academy teams to clash in soccer final
New Delhi, May 22

The Delhi Development Authority Football Academy C and D teams will clash in the final of the third Ambuja Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. The match will begin at 5.30 pm to beat the heat.

Sehrawat, Sahil help DAV School win
New Delhi, May 22
A stroke-filled 98 by Lov Sehrawat and an unbeaten 68 by Sahil Chugh helped DAV School, Shalimar Bagh, beat Mohan Meakins by 48 runs in a DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament on the Siri Fort ground.

Puneet, Pawan shine with ball
New Delhi, May 22
Deadly bowling displays by Puneet Walia (4 for 19) and Pawan Negi (3 for 15) helped R P Cricket Academy defeat Harry Coaching Centre by eight wickets in the fourth Peacock Under-13 Cricket Tournament on the Gargi College ground.


‘Hand over 17 resettlement colonies to MCD’
New Delhi, May 22
The Delhi Government is flouting the central government’s order asking it to hand over17 resettlement colonies to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and to sanction Rs 20 crore for their development, a BJP councillor and member of the Standing Committee, Vijender Gupta, has alleged.

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